Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sometimes you just need to take a break

This morning I was lying in bed, dead to the world snoozing a bit longer as The Hubby took his shower, when I awoke to the sound of "Mommmmy....Mommmmyyyy...."  I opened my eyes and looked at the clock.  It was a little early for her to get up, but because she typically just cries as she awakens, I rolled out of bed, and went into her room.  I scooped up my girl, her head laid on my shoulder, and we went downstairs.  We sat in the same rocker/recliner that I'd nursed her in for 21 months, the same place I used to rock her to sleep every night, and just rocked and snuggled.

Eventually, she slid down so her head was in the crook of my arm--the same position (minus the swaddle) that we'd sat in for months at bedtime.  She looked up at me with her sweet brown eyes and said, "I want to sing, Mommy".  So we did.  We sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", the ABCs, and then she asked me to sing "The Rainbow Song".  I'd been singing "Rainbow Connection" to her at bedtime for the last few weeks, so I started and was surprised when she started to sing with me.  We snuggled in the dark living room, singing, rocking, for a few minutes.

She started to wake up more and asked to see "The Farmer Song...with the Animals", so we sang "Old MacDonald" and we were singing it when The Hubby came downstairs to see what we were doing.

What a great start to the morning--I wish I could start every day like that!


Stef said...

Aw, how sweet! I'm glad you got to enjoy that time with your daughter this morning. :)

Cassie said...

Oh yes, that sounds like an absolutely perfect way to start the day. LOVE.

The Stoycheffs said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. And what a sweet little lady. Aidan has no interest in singing, sadly. :( In fact when the Christmas music comes on and I try to sing along he tells me to stop! Ugh. Hoping he takes to a brass instrument better than to vocal music ;)

Anonymous said...

i love this post A! moments like those are so so special. and your sweet baby singing was probably the best sound ever ;) xxo